Despatch Manager

£30000 - £35000 per annum 
Job Type:
Logistics Distribution and Supply Chain 
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Despatch Manager
Based in Treforest, Pontypridd
Salary circa £35,000 + Excellent Benefits

The UK’s leading and best-known food-on-the-go retailer are currently looking to recruit an experienced Despatch Manager at their production facility in Treforest, near Pontypridd. This is a key role in ensuring that their supply chain meets the highest standards of customer service and efficiency.

The Role
Reporting to the Logistics Manager, you would be responsible for controlling and directing the Despatch operation, ensuring all products are despatched in full and in a compliant and cost-effective manner.

You will manage the operation against both cost and customer KPIs, using detailed analysis of department performance to drive and develop the despatch business plan. You would also be responsible for ensuring all aspects of food safety are maintained, as well as supporting training and development initiatives for all of the despatch team.

The Candidate
The ideal candidate for the role must have experience managing a team within a temperature controlled despatch/ delivery operation. You will need to be flexible about your working hours as despatch, tray wash, stores and loading are shift operations. You will also possess experience of customer service in a related or similar field. In addition you’ll be computer literate and possess excellent communication, organisational and planning skills.

The Company
One of the UK’s leading and most well-known bakery retailers. with almost 1700 shops, 10 regional bakeries, 2 centres of excellence, 2 distribution centres and 20,000 employees serving millions of customers across the country every week. You would be joining the UK’s leading bakery food-on-the-go retailer at a particularly exciting time.

This role may be suitable for you if you have a background in any of the following: Transport Manager, Logistics/Despatch Supervisor, Distribution Planning Officer, Distribution Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Logistics Manager.

This job would be suitable for candidates based in the following locations: Pontypridd, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Llantrisant, Tonypandy, Aberdare, Merthyr Tydfil.

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